Delhi to Almora Distance | Nainital to Almora – Almora, once the capital of Kumaon’s Chand dynasty in the mid-16th century is home to some of Kumaon’s most important temples, and is thronged by visitors for its famous Dussehra celeb- rations and the Nanda Devi Mela.
It also boasts some excellent holiday resorts in its forested outskirts, all strategically located to allow the visitor to enjoy Almora’s biggest attraction, a stupendous view of the Great Himalayan Range.
Delhi to Almora Distance | Nainital to Almora
Almora appears massive, but is easily negotiated, as the KMVN office, post office, quite a few hotels and restaurants, the main bus and taxi stands, the NandaDevi Temple, Clock Tower and the G Pant Museum all fall on or just off the central Mall Road.
The road in from Bhowali and Khairna becomes the Mall Road, and on exiting Almora moves toward the Kasar Devi Temple, A road leading east from the Mall leads to the main Lala Bazaar. The Dharanaula Bus Stand is on the road running parallel to and east of the Mall Road. Heading north from this stand, the road leads to Chitai, Jageshwar and Pithoragarh.
Delhi to Almora Distance
Road from Delhi, follow the route till Kathgodam via NH24 and NH87.
Five kilometres ahead of Kathgodam at Ranibagh, turn right and follow NH87A to Bhimtal. At Bhimtal, skirt the lake, cross the bridge and at the junction, turn left towards Bhowali. At Bhowali, catch the highway leading north to Khairna from Bhowali Market. At Khairna, take the right fork across the Kosi River to Almora via Sualbari.
Buses leave for Almora from Delhi’s ISBT Vivekananda at Anand Vihar every 45 mins between 5.30 am and 7.30 pm.
Rail Nearest railhead: Kathgodam (87 km/31 hrs, see page 142 for train connections), A taxi to Almora costs Rs 1,500-2,000, one-way
Almora’s busy markets and sights along the Mall Road are easily discovered on foot. You will need a car or taxi for quite a few important sights located just outside Almora, including the Chitai and Katarmal temples.